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Methods in Behavioral Research Paperback – November 12, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-0073370224 ISBN-10: 0073370223 Edition: 10th

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  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages; 10 edition (November 12, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0073370223
  • ISBN-13: 978-0073370224
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 7.1 x 8.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #155,230 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Paul C. Cozby is Professor of Psychology at California State University, Fullerton. He received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Minnesota and B.A. from the University of California, Riverside. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and has been an officer of the Society for Computers in Psychology. He is coauthor of Research Methods in Human Development (McGraw-Hill). He is currently studying learning in a distance education environment.

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Paul C Cozby is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at California State University, Fullerton. Dr. Cozby was an undergraduate at the University of California, Riverside, and received his Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Minnesota. His mentor at Minnesota was Paul Rosenblatt. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Western Psychological Association, and he is a member of the the Association for Psychological Science. He is Executive Officer of the Western Psychological Association. He is the author of Using Computers in the Behavioral Sciences and co-editor with Daniel Perlman of Social Psychology. Dr. Cozby currently lives in Arizona where he also enjoys cooking, walking, and B-movies.

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I needed this text book for my research class; since, it is the only text book we are using for class.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By R. Beaux Ugarte on July 3, 2003
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The author did a commendable job of keeping the reading at a level that was clear, concise, and simple. I had to have this book for a Research Methods course at Nova Southeastern University during the Summer I session (2003), and despite the difficulty of the course (e.g., the terminology, the somewhat dry concepts, and the statistics), Cozby "pounded" the concepts into my head by providing clear outlines of understanding. The text was very easy to read and a true psychologist chose to incorporate a reader-friendly font (10.5/12 Legacy Serif Book). The chapters are very short, too, and abstract concepts are minimal; Cozby ensured that the main points are kept as the focus of each chapter. Please enjoy this treasure! R. Beaux Ugarte, NSU
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey Phipps on September 7, 2011
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Cozby writes in clear language about all the nuances and details a doctoral student must know. The book also points out numerous behavioral details that we tend to overlook because they seem obvious. The book speaks of bias in research that is more accidental than obvious. No two people are alike, and so no two researchers perceptions are alike either. The book does an excellent job of examining potential flaws in thinking and researching, and provides methods to avoid these problems. The entire discussion is aided by the fact that Cozby does not talk down to you, nor is the discussion boring. I would even go so far as to say that students need this book earlier to help develop critical thinking skills, because this book really helps in that area. If you are taking statistics and never seem to understand what all the terminology means, this book helps you understand. If you've already taken statistics, you will still benefit from that part of the discussion. All around, this is a researchers best friend. This book mentions another book by Trochim and Donnelly, which is a great complement to this one. Buy both - you'll never regret it.
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15 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 30, 1998
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Twenty years ago, I was "forced" to purchase the 1st edition of this textbook, for a blech, introduction to social sciences course. I am very glad I did.

In reality, this is probably the only text I have reread (and many times) since leaving college. It's an introduction to the scientific method applicable to any of the sciences. It presents relatively advanced topics in statistics: the how and the why. And it's pretty humourous too.

The author provides simple and understandable examples that make abstract notions of statistics and the scientific method concrete and relevant.

Very seriously, I've used the knowledge I found in here will be used on a day to day basis to evaluate all those studies that we're assaulted with: is oat bran good for you, are mammograms associated with increased breast cancer for males under 40, all those things.
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By jc on June 15, 2014
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This is a wonderful book and I enjoyed the way the information is presented. Try it and I am sure that you would like it
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By Leona Bentley on April 7, 2014
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I have received the book and am quite happy with it. I am using it right now in class as we speak!
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By Danielle on March 23, 2014
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Easy to understand text, it explains concepts in a fun and interesting way. Great book. Good condition, lists real-life applications.
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By Natasha on January 21, 2014
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was exactly what i needed for my class. arrived in great condition and was perfectly fine for the semester. would buy again
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